From GMANews (Oct 31): NPA amazon killed in predawn encounter in Negros
A suspected female NPA fighter, or amazon, was killed in a predawn encounter between communist and government troops in Negros Occidental province Tuesday. Candoni town police head Chief Inspector Ramil Robles said the encounter occurred at about 5:30 a.m. in Barangay Payawan in Candoni town. The amazon remained unidentified as of posting time. “Yung Army nakasalubong sa area sa may part ng Barangay Payawan, nagkasagupaan. May casualty sa kabila, isang babae,” he said in an interview on dzBB radio. Robles also cited sketchy initial reports indicating at least two more NPAs were wounded but were taken away by their colleagues. Government forces suffered no casualties. Initial investigation showed there were 15 NPAs involved in the encounter. Robles said subversive documents were recovered from the scene.